November 16, 2012

Feature & Follow #1

 Feature and Follow Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee's View and Allison Can Read. This blog hop gives bloggers the opportunity to connect with fellow bloggers and find new blogs to follow, and each week two participants' blogs are featured. For more information on how to participate, please click here.

This is my first Feature & Follow Friday. I've seen a number of people participating in this, and I thought that I'd join in the fun!

Question: Books are turned into movies all the time! Turn it around. What movie would make a great book?

This is a great question! I frequently compare movies to their book versions and usually prefer the books, but it's interesting to think about those movies that don't have a literary precedent. I'm not sure how well many of them would make the transition to become great books, but one movie I would love to read as a book is...

Moulin Rouge! I absolutely adore the love story between the penniless writer and the courtesan who dreams of someday being an actress. Christian and Satine have a love story of epic proportions in early twentieth century Paris. I may not like insta-love teenage romances very much, but I cannot resist those star-crossed romances. Christian and Satine's story is full of hope, love, deceit, intrigue, wonder, and so much more. Although the visuals and songs help make the movie that much more enjoyable, I also think that the storyline could benefit from being further fleshed out in novel form.

Have you seen Moulin Rouge!? Let me know what movies you think should be made into books!
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Amanda

Amanda loves few things better than sitting down with a cup of tea and a book. She frequently stays up far too late, telling herself she just needs to finish one more page. When she's not wrapped up in the stories of others, Amanda works as a children's librarian in a public library.

22 comments:

  1. Great choice! I have seen parts of it, but will have to see it, beginning to end, sometime :)

    New Follower: Marissa @ For The Love Of Film And Novels

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    1. Thanks, and yes, you definitely should! It's such a great movie!

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  2. Welcome to FF! :D And wow.. this is the one movie that many of my friends recommended to me in the past and I never took the time to watch it. *ashamed face*

    Patricia // My Hop

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    1. Watch it! If many friends have already recommended it, I'm sure you'll love it!

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  3. Moulin Rouge would make an amazing book.

    New follower

    my FF and giveaway

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  4. Great choice!! Moulin Rouge was a fun movie!!

    Here's My FF!
    Naomi @ Nomi’s Paranormal Palace
    New Follower :)

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  5. Great Answer!

    New Follower GFC: http://mydailyobsessionreview.blogspot.com/2012/11/feature-and-follow-7.html

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  6. Great pick! Loved Moulin Rouge! :D Thanks for visiting my blog! Now following you via GFC! :D Have a great weekend!

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  7. New follower through GFC as lucyatmax/no pic. I can be found at bethartfromtheheart.blogspot.com .
    Happy Reading!
    Beth ;D

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  8. Nice choice.

    I really don't watch movies so not sure what I could turn into a book, but the three books below would make good movies. Excuse my turn around of the question please.

    Giveaway going on at my blog for THE GIRL ON THE CLIFF.

    SOUTH OF BROAD by Pat Conroy, THE ISLAND HOUSE by Posie Graeme-Evans, or CITY OF WOMEN by David R. Gillham would make great movies.

    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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    1. Haven't heard of those books...I'll have to check them out!

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  9. Forgot...NEW FOLLOWER.


    Elizabeth
    Silver's Reviews
    http://silversolara.blogspot.com

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  10. I chose The Fifth Element, but I love your choice!

    New follow via GFC.

    Julie~ New Adult Addiction

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  11. LOVE THIS MOVIE! I would definitely read the book

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  12. It would be great to have more background on the characters. Hi, I'm a new follower. Please consider following me.
    Java With Jambor

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    1. Definitely. Thanks and I'll check out your blog!

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